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Was wondering if anyone is shooting a modern muzzleloader. I know it can be a cuss word around some. I ...


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Old 12-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Was wondering if anyone is shooting a modern muzzleloader. I know it can be a cuss word around some.

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What are the popular calibers in muzzle loading and what powder do y'all like to use?
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Seems most buy a .50 but shoot .44 - .45 in a sabot. I love Blackhorn 209 powder in mine but 777 loose and/or pellets are the most popular.

I shoot a .45 solid copper Barnes bullet in a sabot in my .50 and it shoots one hole groups all day at 100 yards. The bullet though expensive has performed fantastic on deer.
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It depends on whether you are shooting percussion cap or flintlock. Percussion cap are usually 50 cal. Flintlock calibers are larger, usually around 70 cal. My dad has a .70 Kentucky Long that is a Glenn Jones custom, built to be shot left handed.
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I use .50 and it is my favorite because supplies for the .50 are as easy to find as .30-06 ammo. You can always sell it or trade it later if you don't like it. My Thompson Center is a .50cal. You have other options such as.54 or .58.
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Would like to have a breach load one.Mine is a tompson 50 and I use pellets. Priming is a pain.
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I have a .50 Knight inline and a .54 TC sidelock.
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I have a T/C Black Diamond and a T/C Impact. Love both


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